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Baltimore Museum of Art appoints Christopher Bedford as next director

Baltimore Museum of Art appoints Christopher Bedford as next director

The Baltimore Museum of Art has chosen as its next director Christopher Bedford, who at age 39 already has achieved art world coups.

After a 10-month international search that attracted about 270 candidates, the museum's board of trustees voted Monday to appoint Bedford to succeed Doreen Bolger, who stepped down last June after 17 years as the museum's leader.

Bedford will become the 10th director in the museum's 101-year history on Aug. 15. Bedford, his wife and their three children will move to the area this summer.

"Chris Bedford is a rising star," said Clair Zamoiski...

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